Ah Young in July 2011
May 26, 1991
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Ah Young|
|Education||Dongduk Women's University|
|Associated acts||Dal Shabet|
|Revised Romanization||Jo Ja-yeong|
Cho Ja-young (born May 26, 1991), better known by her stage name Ah Young, is a South Korean singer and actress, as well known as a member of the South Korean girl group Dal Shabet.
2011–2012: Career beginnings
On February 28, 2011, Ah Young made a cameo, with Dal Shabet, in the hit KBS drama Dream High, as a student of Kirin High School. Ah Young and Dal Shabet later appeared in the movie Wonderful Radio as the fictional girl group 'Corby Girls'.
Ah Young also participated in Dal Shabet's reality shows Sweet Sweet Story and Cool Friends, as well as their YouTube series Shabet on Air.
2013–present: Acting roles
It was announced on January 9, 2013, that Ah Young would be making her first solo drama appearance in KBS' Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek. She played Gong Sun-hye, a secretary for the advertisement firm 'GRC'. Her character received media spotlight for her eccentric personality, as well as her unique sense of fashion.
Ah Young was revealed to have joined the cast of the SBS historical drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love on March 14, 2013. She played the recurring character Princess Myeongan, who is known for displaying a cute sense of humor throughout the palace.
On May 22, 2013, Ah Young was added to the cast of the movie No Breathing. She played the character Se-Mi, a high school student who dreamed of becoming a famous singer. No Breathing marks Ah Young's first solo appearance in a big-screen film.
On September 9, 2013, Ah Young was confirmed to be joining the cast of the movie 58 – The Year of the Dog as the character Geum Hong. The movie was released in 2014.
In November 2013, Ah Young landed her first leading role in Naver TV's web drama Someday, playing the character Lee Ji-eun.
|2012||Wonderful Radio||Corby Girls (with Dal Shabet)||Supporting role|
|2013||No Breathing||Se-mi||Supporting role|
|2014||58 The Year of the Dog||Geum Hong||Main Role|
|2011||Dream High||KBS2||Kirin Student||Guest appearance|
|2013||Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek||KBS2||Gong Sun-hye||Recurring role|
|Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||SBS||Princess Myeongan||Recurring role|
|Someday||Naver||Lee Ji-eun||Main role|
|2014||12 Years Promise||JTBC||Park Moo-hee||Recurring role|
|Diary of a Night Watchman||MBC||Hong Cho-hee|
|Love Frequency 37.2||MBC||Jung Sun-hee||Main role|
|2016–2017||Our Gap-soon||SBS||Kim Young-ran||Recurring role|
|2018||Wave, Wave||KBS2||Oh Bok-shil||Main role|
|2019||Best Chicken||MBN and Dramax||Moon So-dam||Supporting role|
|2013||"Your Meaning"||Someday OST|
- Dal Shabet releases “Supa Dupa Diva” music video! Archived March 3, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. TV Report (January 3, 2011). Retrieved September 9, 2013
- 달샤벳, '드림하이' 최종회서 기린예고생으로 출연. http://www.cnews.co.kr/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
- 달샤벳, '이민정 주연 영화<원더풀 라디오>에 카메오 출현!'. http://www.imaeil.com/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
- 달샤벳 아영 "'광고천재 이태백' 부족한 날 도와줘 감사". http://enews24.interest.me Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
- '광고천재 이태백' 달샤벳 아영, 통통튀는 4차원 미스공 패션 화제. http://wstarnews.hankyung.com/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
- ["'장옥정' 아영 "태희 언니 괴롭히려니 걱정" (in Korean). Archived from the original on September 12, 2013. Retrieved September 9, 2013..
- 달샤벳 아영, 영화 '노브레싱' 캐스팅. http://www.polinews.co.kr/ Retrieved on September 9, 2013.
- 달샤벳 아영, '노브레싱' 이어 '58년 개띠' 캐스팅 Archived March 1, 2016, at the Wayback Machine. http://star.ohmynews.com. Retrieved September 9, 2013.
- "Dal Shabet's Ah Young Leads New Web Drama "An Unfamiliar Day" – Soompi". soompi.com.
- 달샤벳 아영, MBC 새 월화드라마 '야경꾼일지' 캐스팅. Metro Seoul. Retrieved August 5, 2014.
- "Dal Shabet's Ah Young Cast as Lead in New Drama "Love Frequency 37.2" – Soompi". soompi.com.
- Kim Jin-seok (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, 김영란役으로 '우리 갑순이' 투입". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
- Yoon Joon-pil (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이' 투입…송재림 군기 잡는 공무원 선배役". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
- Oh Hwan-hee (November 17, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이' 합류…반듯한 공무원役". Sports Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
- Ji Soo-jin (November 18, 2016). "달샤벳 아영, '우리 갑순이'로 브라운관까지 점령!". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved November 21, 2016.
- "[공식] 달샤벳 아영, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…KBS 드라마로 첫 행보".
- "달샤벳 세리·아영·수빈, 현 소속사와 전속계약 만료(공식입장)".
- Kim, Mi-Ji (December 14, 2017). "[공식] 달샤벳 아영, 싸이더스HQ와 전속계약…KBS 드라마로 첫 행보". Xsport News (in Korean). Retrieved February 9, 2018.